The Leadership Pod

[027] 5 Secrets to Difficult Conversations

August 17, 2020 Kara Ronin Season 1 Episode 27
The Leadership Pod
[027] 5 Secrets to Difficult Conversations
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The Leadership Pod
[027] 5 Secrets to Difficult Conversations
Aug 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 27
Kara Ronin

Are you curious about how to have a difficult conversation at work? Do you avoid difficult conversations? Do you get daunted at the thought of having an assertive conversation with somebody? 

Most people do. 

However, the ability to have assertive or difficult conversations is critical for emerging leaders. 

In the workplace, people will overstep your boundaries. You will need to make assertive requests. You will need to say “no”. You will need to express your feelings, opinions and wants. These are all difficult conversations.

In this episode, I share with you five secrets to having difficult conversations. These are strategies that have worked for me and have helped me have assertive conversations when I need to. I know they can help you too.

In Episode 27 of The Leadership Pod, “5 Secrets to Having Difficult Conversations”, you’ll learn:

  • Fears that stop you from having difficult conversations such as making up excuses, feeling guilty, or fear of confrontation.
  • Assertiveness is your right!
  • Why you should tackle it sooner rather than later.
  • How to be prepared for your assertive conversation.
  • Ask yourself: what’s more painful?
  • Focus on the positives.
  • You could be helping that person out.

Resources Mentioned

Kara's Bestselling Video Courses!

Want to submit a question for my monthly Q&A episodes?

Every month on The Leadership Pod, I do a Q&A episode where I answer a question somebody from my community or a client has asked me. If you would like to submit your question to be considered, please email [email protected] 

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Show Notes

Are you curious about how to have a difficult conversation at work? Do you avoid difficult conversations? Do you get daunted at the thought of having an assertive conversation with somebody? 

Most people do. 

However, the ability to have assertive or difficult conversations is critical for emerging leaders. 

In the workplace, people will overstep your boundaries. You will need to make assertive requests. You will need to say “no”. You will need to express your feelings, opinions and wants. These are all difficult conversations.

In this episode, I share with you five secrets to having difficult conversations. These are strategies that have worked for me and have helped me have assertive conversations when I need to. I know they can help you too.

In Episode 27 of The Leadership Pod, “5 Secrets to Having Difficult Conversations”, you’ll learn:

  • Fears that stop you from having difficult conversations such as making up excuses, feeling guilty, or fear of confrontation.
  • Assertiveness is your right!
  • Why you should tackle it sooner rather than later.
  • How to be prepared for your assertive conversation.
  • Ask yourself: what’s more painful?
  • Focus on the positives.
  • You could be helping that person out.

Resources Mentioned

Kara's Bestselling Video Courses!

Want to submit a question for my monthly Q&A episodes?

Every month on The Leadership Pod, I do a Q&A episode where I answer a question somebody from my community or a client has asked me. If you would like to submit your question to be considered, please email [email protected] 

Love the show? Let me know!

Are you a fan of The Leadership Pod? Head over to Apple Podcasts and tell me how this podcast has helped you by leaving a review https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829

Join the Executive Impressions’ Community of Emerging Leaders!

Want even more tips and insights so you can advance into leadership? Join my monthly newsletter and access free resources here: http://www.executive-impressions.com/your-gift

Follow me on LinkedIn!

LinkedIn is my number one social media platform and I would love you to join me there https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/

Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!